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With the static gone, Bloober Team’s Silent Hill 2 looms

In your restless dreams, do you see that town? Silent Hill? Well, if I can speak for the majority, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve been seeing that wretched town for the past decade or so. Mostly because Konami – the town’s caretaker – wasn’t. Then there were sounds, almost like static, whispering a revival. And finally, Konami allowed us to zero in on the correct frequency, granting us access to their full transmission: Silent Hill returns, in many ways. One of those ways comes in the form of a Silent Hill 2 remake, fleshed out by Bloober Team.

Good things come to those who wait. That seems to be the philosophy behind Konami, the once great publisher who’s now mostly known for fighting with Hideo Kojima and a not-so-great FIFA competitor. For years, people have been wondering why the Japanese company wouldn’t touch Silent Hill anymore. And no, those dumb-ass Silent Hill slot machines don’t count, FFS. But the era of total silence got ended yesterday. And to compensate for the years of absence, Konami made a lot of noise.

To kick off with a big one: Silent Hill 2. The remake heard around the world. Deep down, everyone already knew it was coming. Hints of it have been circulating, linking the Polish developer Bloober Team to the project. The Layers of Fear developer, in its turn, kept its silence, only fueling rumors by acknowledging a strategic cooperation agreement with Konami being signed. Even during Gamescom 2022 – when yours truly absolutely tried to get a smidge of intel – those rumors lingered. But as of yesterday, we all know how hard the team had to bite its tongue. Oh well… water under the bridge now. Because it’s out there. The fog has lifted, making Bloober Team’s remake plain to see.

Now, I’m not necessarily an advocate of remakes, but you have to admit that this looks very promising. Where some remakes tend to bend the original story to fit a more modern audience (yes, I’m talking about you, Resident Evil 3), Bloober Team seems to stick very close to the source material. And that’s just aces since that was one of the biggest concerns of the fanbase.

The only secret that’s still shrouded by fog is the release date. Is it coming soon? Will we be kept waiting for a while? Only Konami and Bloober Team hold the answers to that question. Maybe, someday, I’ll be able to get an answer to that. The only people who need not worry about that are Xbox and Nintendo gamers since Silent Hill 2 only seems to come to PlayStation 5 and PC.